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24 Irving Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138, United States of America – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.1/10! (score from 297 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Irving House at Harvard.
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|Single Room with Shared Bathroom|
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|Queen Room with Private Bath|
|Queen Room with Two Single Beds|
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Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
24-Hour Front Desk, Baggage Storage, Laundry, Fax/Photocopying
Newspapers, Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Family Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Up to three children under 7 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
One older child or adult is charged USD 15 per night when using existing beds.
One older child or adult is charged USD 20 per night in an extra bed.
One child under 4 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 297 reviews
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Breakfast and all-day snacks were very good!
Stairs are difficult to carry luggage upstairs. Room is quite warm.
Location, Single room for solo traveller, parking, breakfast.
Location Style Familiartity
Heating was not enough
It's cozy, warm, a few minutes away from the book store, restaurants, and the subway. The room is clean, comfortable. Big soft bed, books for leisure, tranquil at night. Love it!
Wifi is a bit slow.
Fairly low price compared to surroundings. Clean.
Like being in an old dorm. Very hard bed. 4 story walkup with no elevator. Breakfast was more like a cheap Comfort Inn, not a B&B.
Staying at the Irving House I pictured myself as a 19th century traveler -- with all the noisy shared baths flushing and showering and slamming right next to my room, it was easy to do. Like a time machine! The breakfast was different -- quiches and slices of cheese in the basement). The value here is the location next door to Harvard university and the off street parking. That and the cute quaint rooms in this onetime boardinghouse.
The staff was surly. The bed was hard. The tiny flat screen got 5 basic channels. The wifi was hit or miss. The stairs are steep, and there are plenty of em. The walls are thin.
pleasant lobby adequate breakfast nice staff
no elevator thin walls small room no coffee in room
The location was ideal for visiting Harvard and Boston and off-street parking was a huge bonus. The breakfasts were very generous and the dining room staff helpful. I really appreciated that the hotel manager took the time to send a hand written letter to our home which very fairly addressed the comments I left on their evaluation form.
We had a 4th floor room with very little space for large suitcases and their contents.
Great location, and cozy and comfortable room. Love that breakfast was included, and that breakfast was really good. Love the little sayings they have here and there. I also liked the postcards they offered for free plus free postage.
Very clean, good location--close to Harvard and a supermarket
The room is very cold, and the heater doesn't work
Location, Car Parking, Single Room for Solo Traveller.
I liked the aesthetics of the place. It felt like each room was unique and had its own character. The downstairs breakfast area was inviting.
A little pricey for the room considering its communal bathrooms and a pretty small room. The location is probably part of the reason for this.
The staff was extremely attentive all the needs of an out of town traveller. They were helpful and did their best to make the stay pleasant and comfortable.
The parking space is really tight and not suitable for big cars.
This place was ok but it was very expensive - as is everything in the Boston area - and felt like a boarding house rather than a quaint bed and breakfast. The women serving breakfast did their best and it was quite a good spread.
Disinterested guys behind the main desk. Very plain rooms and quite noisy as you can hear people in other rooms.
The character of the building made our stay so memorable. The breakfast was fabulous. Beyond our expectations !
The accommodations were simple and very homey--the proprietor is apparently a thrift shop aficionado and the furnishings were tasteful and individual. The staff answered whatever questions I had. It was a pleasant stay.
Only problem was I had an AT&T cell phone, and for some odd reason, I couldn't get reception within the house, and had to go outside. It would have helped to know, since I tried unsuccessfully to get a call through in the breakfast room
Staff, location, quiet, ability to accommodate early arrival, help with transport, etc.
Nothing really not to like
and great gluten free options for their breakfast.
Wifi not great, and there was a bit of a smell in my room, easily removed with open windows. I would stay there again!
Convenience to Harvard and surrounding area for walking. Neighborhood is nice.
Breakfast was fair as it was serve yourself. Eggs not warm. Plenty of food to eat. Waffle maker would have been nice. The climb up two flights of steep staircases was very difficult with suitcases. Not great for the older crowd. Smokers stood outside the front door. Parking car is extremely difficult in back. Easy to scratch vehicle.
It's all about location. Excellent position for Harvard and its surrounds, good also for "T" transport to the rest of Boston. Parking at rear of hotel. The breakfast is good and at least you can get as much as you need.
The room was very small, the bed was quite uncomfortable and no air conditioning. The room walls are very thin and a lot do not have ensuites so nightly trips down the corridor were easily heard.
Very comfortable, great beds, very clean, great breakfast, really close to Harvard Square e Harvard Yard, great price, helpful staff, coin laundry available, snacks available all day in the kitchen, quiet neighborhood.
Small space and no TV in the room (I don't watch TV anyway...)
Outstanding breakfast. Reasonable Cost helpful Staff Comfortable roo.
Walls a bit thin. Arguing couple next door a distraction.
off-street parking central locaiton
a/c a bit noisy
The decvor was very lovely - particularly the bathroom.
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